Major Wastewater Upgrades for Pohara

Friday 17 August 2018

Work will soon begin on the next stage of upgrading the wastewater system between Tata Beach and Takaka.

The $2 million stage includes replacing the wastewater pump station next to Totally Roasted Café in Pohara (known as the Four Winds pump station), and the underground wastewater pipes between the pump station and Clifton (outside 622 Abel Tasman Drive).

The existing wastewater system here was built in 1994. Since then there has been significant population growth, and the current pump station and pipes can no longer handle the volume of wastewater being generated.

The existing pipes are prone to breaking, which can lead to discharges of raw wastewater into stormwater and farm drains and ultimately into the Motupipi Estuary, so we need to better protect our environment with stronger, larger pipes to transport wastewater.

The new pump station will have larger storage capacity, greater earthquake resilience and much better odour treatment.

Key Details

  • Work will begin in early September
  • Completion is due about March 2019
  • There will be a lengthy period of roadworks on Abel Tasman Drive.
  • Work stops between December 2018 and February 2019 for the summer holiday period
  • Contractor Donaldson Civil will contact landowners before work starts in front of their properties
  • Access for residents will be maintained other than for short periods to be agreed in advance

Read more about the Four Winds wastewater upgrade.